Congo River Basin Rainfall in Average Year

Over the period the rainfall pattern remains relatively stable with a strong seasonal cycle. The major forested areas of the basin receiving roughly 2000 mm/year. In this humid region rainfall occurs almost daily, even in the dry season, as the humidity of the forest has a feedback on subsequent rainfall. The south eastern corner is where the highlands of the rift valley are found, and these consistently received the least rainfall.

Average Total Rainfall (mm/yr)

Bargraph referencing the colours on the rainfall maps.

Other Congo Maps

Congo Rainfall Maps